Australian Information Commissioner to launch Principles on open public sector information

Connotea Imports 2012-07-31


"Australian Information Commissioner Professor John McMillan at the Meta 2011 conference in Canberra today will launch the "Principles on open public sector information" setting out "the central values of open public sector information: that it be freely available, based on open standards, easily discoverable, understandable, machine-readable, and freely reusable and transformable.” Though not binding, the principles are welcome statements that form part of the government information framework established by the FOI Act, Privacy Act 1988, Archives Act 1983 and other legislation and the general law.They will be applied by the OAIC when monitoring agency compliance with the publication requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 1982...."


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Date tagged:

07/31/2012, 13:40

Date published:

05/24/2011, 21:54